Q. How do I make a list of relevant materials from my search?

I want to be able to choose some results and save them.


Great question! You have a couple of options in Primo to create a list of relevant items. On the right side of each search entry, you should see an icon that looks like a tack. When you click this icon, you "pin" that item to your list of favorites. (When an item has been "pinned" the icon changes to a tack with a line through it. To "unpin" an item, just click the tack icon again.) To view your list of favorites, you can click on the tack icon on the top right of your window. You should see the list you created there..

From your favorites, you can select one, several, or all of the items, and either unpin them, print them, or email them to yourself. If you have a user account and you are logged in, you can also select one or more items and add a label or labels to them, which then appear as facets on the right to help you manage your favorites more efficiently.

One note: The printed or emailed records will be in the form of a bulleted list containing all of the bibliographic information you should need (creator, contributor, creation date, etc.) to locate the item in our collection or to request it via Interlibrary Loan from your home library. If, however, you want to create a nicely formatted bibliography, you can click the "..." next to the pin icon to the right of a relevant result and select "Citation." Then select ALA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian citation style, click "Copy Citation to Clipboard" and paste it into a document. (You will still have to double-check the citations and their formatting, but this gives you a nice place to start.)

I hope this is helpful!

  • Last Updated Jan 05, 2018
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  • Answered By Mikki Smith

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